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Large 4 Bedroom/2 Full +2 Half Bath Family Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Placida House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

We are located in the center of Little Gasparilla Island approximately 100 yards from the bay and 300 yards from the Gulf of Mexico. (See location map) From our home you can fish, crab, or shrimp off one of two private docks, search the miles of white sand beach for exotic sea shells, surf fish the beautiful waters of the gulf, or just relax and enjoy the gorgeous beach that Little Gasparilla Island is famous for.

Access to the island is by your own boat or there is a private water taxi available at a reasonable rate. This lack of a bridge makes LGI unique and adds to it's relaxed atmosphere. There are no paved streets only sand roads with the main mode of transportation golf carts and foot power.

We built this home for our family to use and it has worked perfectly for us and will for you too. There are 4 bedrooms all with king size beds(several can be separated into 2 ex-long twins) with 2 full baths and 2 half baths. There are porches on front and back and 2 decks off the second floor bedrooms. The living area is very open so everyone can be together whether cooking dinner or watching TV.

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The house has everything you need to have a great vacation. From a kitchen complete with all appliances, pots and pans, and a complete selection of spices to beach chairs for relaxing on the beautiful white sand beach. Our house has it all!!

Downstairs is another large deck for relaxing and a large outside shower with hot and cold water.

If you want to rent a golf cart while you are on the island call LGI Carts at 941-815-7554.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Robert Hedges
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Large 4 Bedroom/2 Full +2 Half Bath Family Home
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 had a great time at Sea Shell Haven. There was plenty of common area, yet if someone wanted privacy there was plenty of room to spread out. All furnishings were as described, if not better. The owner was extremely proactive in making sure our family was set up for success on our vacation. Thank you Robert for letting us stay at your house. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our go-to LGI retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've rented Sea Shell Haven and we absolutely love it. It's become our go-to place for our annual getaway with friends. The home is the perfect size for a large group of 8-10--everyone has plenty of space to retreat but the main living area is so communal. It's very clean and well-maintained and the outdoor shower is just the ticket after a day at the beach. The beach is a short walk but if you're like us, and spend most of the day on the beach, I'd recommend renting a golf cart. It makes hauling the beach chairs, tent, coolers, floats, etc. so much easier, even with the wagon provided with the house. We rented two golf carts from LGI carts for $50/cart/day which allowed us to show our friends around the island and watch the sunset from different vantage points. Mr. Hedges is very responsive and makes the rental process stress-free. Our friends are already asking to come back with us next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was marvelous and had everything you needed but food ,with great views,

  • 5 of 5

The house was great,and easy to get to the docks or beach. Robert Headges was easy to deal with and very healpful. I look forward to booking my next stay

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My sons 14 birthday very successful!

  • 5 of 5

Quote from my son. "This is the beat birthday ever".

The house was beautiful conviently located close to the marina and our fishing whole. Fishing was fabulous huge snook red fish and sheep head right off the dock. Rented a golf cart it's $75 a day not 50 and cash only ( a little pricey but necessary) . The only thing I'd change is needs lights on the back porch and mosquitos were horrible

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

For this yesrs family (reunion) vacation we were looking for something special, and Gasparilla seemed ideal. Once we found the island we started looking for a private home spacious enough for 7+ guests. We were also looking for a dock as we were bringing a large boat and two jetskis. Of course we were a bit nervous at first as we weren't quite sure what to expect. However, Mr. Hedges property lived up to every one of our expectations. This home has plenty of space, especially the kitchen and living room areas. The bedrooms were also spacious especially the upstairs master bedroom. The propertys wrap around deck is perfect - the breeze we felt at night was very relaxing. The outdoor shower downstairs has hot water. It was ideal for the kids to wash up after coming from the beach. The beach is a short distance from the home so you can walk - just make sure to bring lots of mosquito repellant and you'll be okay. Fishing was not great, but we saw lots of dolphins and manatees. Oh and another thing, ask about the golf cart rental, it will come in handy (we could not make use of it as it was broken) - that was probably the only downside of this trip. All in all we give the property 5 stars. We will definitely be returning soon.

Nataly and Hoise Garcia

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights in March & could not have been happier. We've stayed on the other end of LGI before and much preferred this area. The docks are in great condition and the neighbors were very friendly & helpful when we arrived! We stayed here with a total of 6 adults & 5 children (all under 6) and had plenty of space. In fact, one of the other families we brought to the house liked it so much they ended up renting it again in June! The house was well equipped and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We really enjoyed using the golf cart and would highly recommend renting it while you are there!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Rates & Availability

Placida House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1944 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath in master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath is on main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bath is Jack & Jill(2-1/2 baths w/shower between.)
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 2nd floor. Other half of Jack & Jill bath.
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Downstairs shower(large) w/hot and cold water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Master is on the main floor and has it's own thermostat.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd floor, has balcony and private access to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd floor, beds can be split into 2 ex-long twins. Balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd floor, bed can be split into 2 ex-long twins. Balcony.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
We have a golf cart that we rent separately from the house for $50/day or $250/week.

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